Security Alert: UK Government Raises National Security Threat Level to Severe

Location: United Kingdom Event: UK Government Raises National Security Threat Level to Severe As a precautionary measure, the government of the United Kingdom raised its national security threat level to severe on Tuesday, November 03.A threat level of severe means that an attack is highly likely. More information about U.K. threat levels is available at the  MI5 website . ... Read More»

COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy London, United Kingdom – November 3, 2020

On October 31, Prime Minister Boris Johnson outlined new restrictions in response to the continuing spread of coronavirus. In light of the new restrictions, the U.S. Mission to the United Kingdom has reduced some routine in-person consular services Read More»

The 2020 U.S. Election is just a few days away!

The 2020 U.S. Election is just days away!  Election day is November 3, 2020! Remember, U.S. embassies and consulates are NOT polling places. This means that you should not come to the Embassy in London or the Consulates in Belfast or Edinburgh on November 3 to cast your vote. Click here to visit our website  for information about using international airmail, the Federal ... Read More»

U.S. advances freedoms, sovereignty in the Indo-Pacific

The United States and its international partners stand for a free and open rules-based order in the Indo-Pacific region. During an October 6 Quad Ministerial, U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met with representatives of three key partner nations and expressed strong support for basic freedoms and national sovereignty in the Indo-Pacific. Read More»

Don’t Let the Elections Pass You By

If you plan to vote in the November 2020 election it is important to ACT NOW!  Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away! Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States – but you can get assistance in requesting and returning your absentee ... Read More»

What does Brexit hold for U.S. Companies in 2021?

The UK officially left the EU on January 31, 2020 and will end its transition period on December 31, 2020. Find out what you need to know to continue doing business after the transition. In addition to a market overview, topics will include travel and immigration, cross-border trade (U.S.-UK and UK–EU), and updates on potential ... Read More»

U.S. Bombers & Allied Aircraft Integrate to Fly Over All 30 NATO Nations in a Day

  U.S. Bombers & Allied Aircraft Integrate to Fly Over All 30 NATO Nations in a Day #WeAreNATO News Release Headquarters United States European Command In a unique spin on regularly recurring Bomber Task Force (BTF) missions in Europe, six U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress strategic bombers will fly over all 30 NATO nations in ... Read More»

State Department releases Justice for Uncompensated Survivors Today (JUST) Act Report

The Justice for Uncompensated Survivors Today (JUST) Act Report is one-time report to Congress on the property restitution record of countries that endorsed the Terezin Declaration in 2009. The Terezin Declaration is a non-binding statement endorsed by 47 countries that seeks to resolve remaining Holocaust-era property restitution issues. The JUST Act was signed into law ... Read More»

30 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA for short) became law in 1990 that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places.  July 26th, 2020 marks the 30th anniversary of the ADA. The purpose of the law is to make sure that ... Read More»

State Department releases 2020 Trafficking in Persons Report

Now in it’s 20th year,  the Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report is the U.S. Government’s principal diplomatic tool to engage foreign governments on human trafficking. It is also the world’s most comprehensive resource of governmental anti-human trafficking efforts and reflects the U.S. Government’s commitment to global leadership on this key human rights and law enforcement ... Read More»

Country Reports on Terrorism 2019 Released

U.S. law requires the Secretary of State to provide Congress, by April 30 of each year, a full and complete report on terrorism with regard to those countries and groups meeting criteria set forth in the legislation. This annual report is entitled Country Reports on Terrorism. Beginning with the report for 2004, it replaced the previously published Patterns of Global Terrorism . The ... Read More»

Fiscal Transparency Report 2020 released

On June 15, the United States recognizes the importance of fiscal transparency by governments around the world with the launch of the 2020 Fiscal Transparency Report. The 2020 Fiscal Transparency Report can be accessed at Fiscal transparency is a critical element of effective public financial management, helps build market confidence, and underpins economic sustainability. It ... Read More»

On the Occasion of the Official Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

On behalf of the United States government, I congratulate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the people of the United Kingdom as they celebrate the Queen’s Birthday. On the Occasion of the Official Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State June 13, 2020   On behalf of ... Read More»

State Department releases International Religious Freedom Report 2019

The Annual Report to Congress on International Religious Freedom describes the status of religious freedom in each foreign country, government policies violating religious belief and practices of groups, religious denominations, and individuals, and U.S. policies to promote religious freedom around the world. It is submitted in compliance with the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998. ... Read More»

SelectUSA Investment Summit Rescheduled to June 2021

SELECTUSA INVESTMENT SUMMIT RESCHEDULED June 6-9, 2021 Washington Hilton, Washington, D.C.   Given the uncertainty facing a large number of public events around the world due to the progression of COVID-19, the SelectUSA Investment Summit has been rescheduled to take place on June 6-9, 2021, at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C. More details including ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy London, United Kingdom (March 25, 2020)

Location:  United Kingdom Event:  Health Alert The Department of State encourages all U.S. citizens to enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security and health updates. On March 23, Prime Minister Boris Johnson outlined strict new measures to tackle the spread of coronavirus.  The new measures include the closure of shops selling non-essential goods, libraries, playgrounds, outdoor ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy London, United Kingdom (March 23, 2020)

Location:  United Kingdom Event:  Health Alert The UK Department of Health & Social Care confirmed 5,683 cases of COVID-19 in the United Kingdom as of March 22, 2020. U.S. government personnel are being advised to telework, whenever possible.  In accordance with guidance from local authorities, staff reporting to the U.S. Embassy are strongly advised to ... Read More»

Joint Statement on the Ninth Anniversary of the Syrian Uprising

We encourage the international community to continue to provide assistance to Syria’s neighbors to share the costs of Syria’s refugee crisis. Displaced Syrians must be allowed to return voluntarily and safely to their homes, without fear of arbitrary detention, violation of rights and forced conscription. Yet, the Syrian regime continues to prevent them from doing ... Read More»

DOJ Live Stream Event: New Initiative in Protecting Children from Online Online Sexual Exploitation

LIVE STREAM: WASHINGTON – The U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr, Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf and partners from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom will launch a new initiative to combat online child sexual exploitation and abuse on Thursday, March 5 at 12:30 p.m. EST at the Department of Justice. Read More»

Statement by Spokesperson, Morgan Ortagus: New Humanitarian Assistance for the Syria Crisis Response

Today in Turkey, the U.S. Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Kelly Craft, announced $108 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of Syria in response to the ongoing crisis caused by Assad regime, Russian, and Iranian forces.  This includes nearly $56 million from the State Department’s Bureau of Population... Read More»

Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting Coronavirus

Given the importance of protecting persons within the United States from the threat of this harmful communicable disease, I have determined that it is in the interests of the United States to take action to restrict and suspend the entry into the United States, as immigrants or nonimmigrants, of all aliens who were physically present ... Read More»

Urgent Information for Visa Applicants Regarding Novel Coronavirus

Entry of aliens who were present in China, excluding the Special Autonomous Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, within 14 days prior to their arrival at the port of entry in the United States is suspended, per Presidential Proclamation Read More»

Secretary Pompeo in discussion with UK Foreign Secretary Raab

MR GODSON:  Good morning.  Thank you all for coming.  We like to put on a great show for you here at Policy Exchange, and I think you’d agree that we couldn’t do better than these two leading world figures at this – and particularly at this particular moment.  It couldn’t be a better time.  We hadn’t ... Read More»

Save the date for the 2020 SelectUSA Investment Summit

The next SelectUSA Investment Summit returns to the Washington Hilton on June 1-3, 2020. The 2020 Investment Summit will build on the success of 2019, including a return of the SelectUSA Tech program, Industry Row, and the dynamic mobile networking app. Topics ranging from infrastructure to workforce development will once again feature prominent industry experts ... Read More»

Designation of IRGC Commander Shahvarpour for Gross Human Rights Violations During Protests

Yesterday, the Department of State designated Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Brigadier General Hassan Shahvarpour, Khuzestan Province’s Vali Asr Commander, for his involvement in gross violations of human rights against protestors during the November protests in Mahshahr, Iran. Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy London

Location:  United Kingdom, countrywide Event:  Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. Out of an abundance of caution, U.S. Embassy personnel are instructed to maintain a high level of vigilance and practice good situational awareness.  For additional information, please read ... Read More»

Statement by the Department of Defense

At the direction of the President, the U.S. military has taken decisive defensive action to protect U.S. personnel abroad by killing Qasem Soleimani, the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force, a U.S.-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization. General Soleimani was actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy / BAAS Small Grants Programme

The British Association for American Studies, supported by the United States Embassy, London, offers small grants for cultural, educational and outreach activities that will foster American Studies and otherwise enhance the understanding of the United States in the United Kingdom. Read More»

Iran’s regime tries to stifle 40-day anniversary of protests

The United States is demanding that the Iranian regime release from prison the family of a protester who Iranian security forces killed last month and was to be honored December 26. Pouya Bakhtiari, 27, died in  his mother’s arms from a bullet wound in the head November 16 in Karaj, west of the capital Tehran, Radio Farda reported. ... Read More»

Presidential Message on the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge

NATIONAL SECURITY & DEFENSE Issued on: December 16, 2019 On December 16, 1944, Nazi forces launched their last major offensive campaign on the Western Front of World War II, deep in the Ardennes Forest.  In what would become known as the Battle of the Bulge, the United States and Allied Forces unleashed one of the most consequential—and tenacious—operations in modern ... Read More»

Congratulatory Message to New U.K. Government

PRESS STATEMENT MORGAN ORTAGUS, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON DECEMBER 13, 2019 On behalf of the United States, we extend our congratulations to Prime Minister Boris Johnson on his appointment by Her Majesty the Queen. The United States and United Kingdom share a unique partnership and essential alliance, based on a strong foundation of shared values and democratic principles. We look forward ... Read More»

U.S. produces more energy. Two words explain how. [infographic]

In the 1970s, Americans faced long lines at gasoline pumps. Today, the U.S. is a net oil and petroleum exporter. How did this happen? Two words: technology and innovation. Modern technology means more oil and gas can be extracted from the same wells. It’s called hydraulic fracturing, or  fracking . Frackers pump water and chemicals down ... Read More»

Trump Highlights Progress During Thanksgiving Visit to Troops in Afghanistan

President Donald J. Trump highlighted the sacrifices and grit of U.S. service members fighting against extremism by visiting Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, for Thanksgiving. The president also met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at the U.S. Air Force headquarters on the base. He then spoke to more than a thousand service members at a hangar on ... Read More»

Security Alert from the U. S. Embassy for the Holiday Season 2019

Security Alert U.S. Embassy London November 27 2019 Location:  United Kingdom, countrywide Event:  During the holiday season, security measures in the United Kingdom remain heightened due to ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by violent extremist ideology throughout Europe.  Violent extremists continue to focus on locations such as Christmas holiday markets, shopping malls, ... Read More»

Ambassador Johnson’s Remarks: 2019 Veterans and Remembrance Day at Brookwood American Cemetery

U.S. Embassy London Press Office November 11, 2019   Ambassador Johnson delivered  remarks at the 2019 Veterans and Remembrance Day at Brookwood American Cemetery AMBASSADOR JOHNSON: War broke out in Europe in the summer of 1914.  “It will be over by Christmas,” they said.  But, of course, it wasn’t. Over the next four years, the whole ... Read More»

In photos: The Berlin Wall

By: Sait Serkan Gurbuz – Nov 5, 2019 A barbed-wire barrier that became a 155-kilometer network of concrete walls, the Berlin Wall divided democratic West Berlin from Soviet-controlled East Berlin from 1961 until 1989. Despite the Communist regime’s claim that the heavily guarded wall was a defensive measure, it effectively prevented East Germans from seeking freedom in the ... Read More»

The China Challenge

MR MURDOCH: Ladies and gentlemen, I’m delighted to be here with you tonight to honor a man of many, many achievements and titles: Captain Pompeo, Editor Pompeo, Chief Executive Pompeo, Representative Pompeo, Director Pompeo, Secretary Pompeo, Senator Pompeo. (Laughter and applause.) President Pompeo. (Laughter and applause.) That’s really for the speech in 2025. I’m sorry. (Laughter.) ... Read More»

Pompeo: Modern slavery has no place in the world

Human trafficking remains a pressing, dire issue that the U.S. government is committed to eradicating. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo announced that the U.S. Department of State will invest an additional $25 million in the Program to End Modern Slavery, a targeted effort to reduce the prevalence of human trafficking in specific countries or ... Read More»

The Inauguration of the President

The inauguration of the President will take place on Friday, 20 January 2021 and will be the fifty-ninth Presidential Inauguration. Official information on the Presidential Inauguration is always available from the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies website . Related Websites 59th Presidential Inauguration on Presidential Inaugurations , a Library of Congress American Memory web site The Constitution of the United States  of America White House  website ( How Senate confirmations work (ShareAmerica) Inauguration Quick Facts What? The ... Read More»

5G: Who can you trust?

Emerging 5G wireless networks will change the world. New interconnected applications will revolutionize businesses, improve infrastructure and transform personal communications. These new applications will be central to our lives, so keeping all this data secure is more important than ever. But how can you protect against violations of your privacy? What about stolen business secrets ... Read More»

International Religious Freedom U.S. Embassy Event

The United States celebrates Religious Freedom Day on October 27 each year, commemorating the passing of the Religious Freedom Act of 1998. This week, Ambassador Johnson hosted a reception on International Religious Freedom at the U.S. Embassy, co-sponsored by the Foreign Office. The Minister of State for the Commonwealth, the United Nations, and South Asia, ... Read More»

Statement from the President on the Death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Last night, the United States brought the world’s number one terrorist leader to justice. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead.  He was the founder and leader of ISIS, the most ruthless and violent terror organization in the World.  The United States has been searching for Baghdadi for many years.  Capturing or killing Baghdadi has been the ... Read More»

Religious freedom around the world

The United States will always fight for religious freedom across the globe. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo notes that more than 80 percent of people live where religious freedom is suppressed or denied entirely. “Religious freedom is a foundational American value,” Pompeo said at the 2019 Ministerial To Advance Religious Freedom. “It is a universal and unalienable ... Read More»

U.S. Announces $1.21 Billion to Support Blue Economy

Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Keith Krach announced the United States’ 23 new commitments valued at 1.21 billion dollars to promote sustainable fisheries; combat marine debris; and support marine science, observation, and exploration. The primary focus of Our Ocean conferences is for invitees to announce significant, new voluntary actions ... Read More»

The United States and the United Kingdom Host 16th International Strategic Trade Controls and Border Security Conference in Edinburgh

The United States and the United Kingdom are hosting the 16th International Strategic Trade Controls and Border Security Conference in Edinburgh October 22-24, 2019. This conference brings together more than 200 export control and border security practitioners from 85 partner countries involved in dual-use and conventional arms policy, licensing, and enforcement to promote the development ... Read More»

Statement from President Donald J. Trump Regarding Turkey’s Actions in Northeast Syria

I will soon be issuing an Executive Order authorizing the imposition of sanctions against current and former officials of the Government of Turkey and any persons contributing to Turkey’s destabilizing actions in northeast Syria.  Likewise, the steel tariffs will be increased back up to 50 percent, the level prior to reduction in May.  The United ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Call with UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke with UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab today. Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Secretary Raab discussed the intention of the United States and the United Kingdom to negotiate an ambitious free trade agreement after the United Kingdom departs the European Union. They also discussed ... Read More»

Why is America concerned about 5G?

Next year, fifth-generation (5G) wireless technology will begin to form the backbone of future economies and public services. It will touch every part of our lives, from cellphones to self-driving cars, to critical services such as electrical grids and water systems. “With all of these services relying on 5G networks, the stakes for safeguarding these ... Read More»

World Travel Market (WTM) and Travel Forward 2019

Taking place from November 4-6, 2019 at the ExCel Conference Center in London, World Travel Market (WTM) and Travel Forward will gather over 60,000 visitors with travel suppliers, tour operators, media, technology providers, and technology buyers from around the globe. WTM will also be celebrating 40 years in 2019! The Commercial Service UK is working to promote the U.S. ... Read More»

2019 Investment Climate Statements Released

U.S. Department of State Media Note Office of the Spokesperson July 11, 2019 The Department of State announces the release of the 2019 Investment Climate Statements. Investment Climate Statements help U.S. companies make informed business decisions by providing the latest assessment of conditions in foreign markets on openness to foreign investment, legal regimes and transparency, ... Read More»

White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Director to Visit United Kingdom

White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Director Dr. Kelvin K. Droegemeier arrives in the United Kingdom this week to advance U.S.-UK science and technology ties, marking his first international visit as director. Read More»

Joint Statement by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, the UK and the U.S. on Yemen and the Region

Joint Statement by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States on Yemen and the Region MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JUNE 24, 2019   The text of the following statement on Yemen was released by the Governments of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and ... Read More»

Meet with U.S. Companies at Infosecurity Europe

The U.S. Commercial Service will be supporting U.S. exhibitors at Infosecurity Europe, the leading European trade exhibition for the rapidly growing market for IT and Cyber Security. About 140 U.S. companies will be exhibiting at Infosec19 and showcasing the latest in information security solutions and products. Infosecurity Europe features: over 400 exhibitors with the most ... Read More»

EducationUSA Interactive: The EducationUSA Academy 

Do you want to study in the U.S.? Would you like to experience life as an America college student? Gain an insider’s perspective on higher education in the United States while also getting the opportunity to experience and enjoy campus life during your school holidays!  If you are an international high school student (ages 15-17), ... Read More»

What Memorial Day means to Americans

The Memorial Day holiday is observed on the last Monday of May, a time of year when weather is turning warmer and schools and universities are adjourning for summer break. To Americans, Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial beginning of summer. Many people attend parades, go to the beach or have cook-outs with friends and ... Read More»

British American Business Council (BABC) Annual Transatlantic Conference

Are you interested in Transatlantic Trade? Looking at opportunities in North America? Start building business relationships and grow your network at the Annual Conference. The Transatlantic conference is happening in Birmingham in June.  Once a year the British American Business Council (:BABC) Network brings together companies of all its 23 chapters throughout the US, Canada ... Read More»

DCM Lempert Attends Interfaith Iftar at St Paul’s Cathedral

On Tuesday evening, May 7th, 2019, Deputy Chief of Mission Lempert joined the NazLegacyFoundation, Bishop of London, Rt Revd and Rt Hon Dame Sarah Mullally, Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis and the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, at St Paul’s cathedral in London for a special youth Interfaith Iftar. This Interfaith Iftar, now in it’s fourth ... Read More»

Great news for U.S.-UK Partnership and Cooperation on the High Seas

April 30, 2019 From Chief of Naval Operations Public Affairs Story Number: NNS190430-10   Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Admiral John Richardson hosted Admiral Sir Philip Jones, First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, United Kingdom Royal Navy, April 30. During a day of engagements that included discussions between senior leaders of the Royal ... Read More»

On the Release of the 18th Edition of To Walk the Earth In Safety Report

“This 18th Edition of To Walk the Earth In Safety summarizes the United States’ Conventional Weapons Destruction (CWD) programs in 2018. … Thanks to the U.S. Congress’ bipartisan support and generosity of the American people, we can attest that our goal remains a future in which all may walk the earth in safety”   To ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Call With NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC March 22, 2019   The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino:‎ Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. They discussed plans for the meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers to be held April 3-4 in Washington, DC where Allies will ... Read More»

Ambassador Johnson Hosts Women In STEM Panel Discussion

For International Women’s Day Ambassador Johnson opened our #WomenInSTEM discussion speaking about the importance of encouraging more women into the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) sector and the value they add to the industry as a whole. Leading our panel debate were: Dr Sheila Kanani ( @SaturnSheila ), Sham Musthapha, Suzie Imber ( @SuzieImberSpace ),  Yasmina McCarty ( @YasminaMcCarty ), Merritt Moore ... Read More»

U.S. preserves Iranian Embassy for Iranian people [video]

For the past 40 years, the United States has maintained the Iranian Embassy in Washington, anticipating the day the U.S. and Iran will resume diplomatic ties. But the violent regime in Tehran has prevented the resumption of ties. Special Representative for Iran and Senior Policy Advisor to the Secretary of State (biography) shares this message ... Read More»

International visitors to U.S. on the rise [infographic]

People from all over the world are visiting the United States in growing numbers and spending more money during their travels, according to the latest data from the National Travel and Tourism Office (NTTO), part of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Interview With Maria Bartiromo of Mornings With Maria on Fox Business Network

So we have spent time not just at this ministerial in Warsaw last week where we had some real successes, but over the past months we’ve been out around the world just making sure everybody had the same information, that countries understand the risk of putting this Huawei technology into their IT systems. We can’t ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

Ambassador Johnson: The United States is clear: We stand side by side with the United Kingdom in condemning Russia’s use of chemical weapons in Salisbury. The U.S. is determined to hold Russia accountable.   Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 13, 2019   The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino:‎ Secretary ... Read More»

NATO Defence Ministers meet in Brussels

NATO News 13 February 2019   NATO Defence Ministers are meeting today to begin two days of talks on pressing security challenges, including Russia’s violation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. Ministers will discuss efforts to strengthen the Alliance’s deterrence and defence, and review NATO missions in Afghanistan, Kosovo, Iraq and the maritime area. Burden-sharing ... Read More»

Accelerating America’s Leadership in Artificial Intelligence

Continued American leadership in Artificial Intelligence is of paramount importance to maintaining the economic and national security of the United States. The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy February 11, 2019   In his 2019 State of the Union address, President Trump stressed the importance of investing in the cutting-edge Industries of the ... Read More»

The president’s State of the Union speech: Why it matters

The speech to a joint session of Congress is an opportunity for the president to review the past year’s accomplishments and preview his agenda for the coming year. But the speech at the U.S. Capitol every January or February also illustrates U.S. democracy in action. It is the only other time that all branches of ... Read More»

The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty

Frequently Asked Questions What is the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty (INF)? An arms control agreement signed in 1987 between the United States and the Soviet Union to eliminate all nuclear and conventional missiles with ranges of 500–5,500 km. Germany and other European Allies were critically important to encouraging both the United States and the USSR ... Read More»

Medicare Cards with New ID Number – Registration Problems

MEDICARE CARDS WITH NEW ID NUMBER Federal Benefits Unit, London U.S. Embassy London   Posted January 27, 2019 by the Federal Befits/Social Security Office at the U.S. Embassy London. The Center for Medicare Services online registration process does NOT accept foreign postal codes. You can request a replacement Medicare Card through our office.  Please email  as follows: Use a ... Read More»

Introducing incoming Deputy Chief of Mission Yael Lempert

Yael Lempert is the incoming Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in London. She is a career member of the U.S. Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, and served as acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Egypt and North Africa from June 2017 to December 2018. Yael was the Senior Director for ... Read More»

To Walk the Earth in Safety 2018

“This 17th Edition of To Walk the Earth In Safety summarizes the United States’ CWD programs in 2017. CWD assistance provides the United States with a powerful and flexible tool to help partner countries manage their stockpiles of munitions, destroy excess small arms and light weapons (SA/LW) and clear explosive hazards such as landmines, improvised ... Read More»

Executive Order on Providing for the Closing of Executive Departments and Agencies of the Federal Government on December 24, 2018

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. All executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government shall be closed and their employees excused from duty on Monday, December 24, 2018, the day before Christmas ... Read More»

Four defendants charged in Panama Papers investigation for their roles in Panamanian-based global law firm’s decades-long scheme to defraud the U.S.

Four defendants charged in Panama Papers investigation for their roles in Panamanian-based global law firm’s decades-long scheme to defraud the U.S. Read More»

We are holding another Auction!

The U.S. Embassy, London, United Kingdom is selling surplus property via web based online auction. The auction opens for bidding 08:00am GMT, Friday, December 07 and closes 4:00pm GMT, Friday, December 14, 2018. Surplus Property is being sold according to the regulations of the U.S. Department of State.  Each lot has an assigned unique number ... Read More»

Common Scams & How to Avoid Them

Scammers are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their attempts to obtain personal details. There is no one group of people who are more likely to become a victim of a scam; all of us may be targeted by an elaborate scam at some point in time here in the United Kingdom. Read More»

Helping Iranians ‘take back their basic human rights’

With a November 4 deadline approaching, after which a full slate of U.S. sanctions on the Iranian regime will return, U.S. officials met with members of the Iranian diaspora to highlight the plight of 800 prisoners of conscience held by the Iranian government and other human rights abuses by the regime against its own people. ... Read More»

A Chronicle of Iran’s Destructive Activities

This report documents the magnitude of the Islamic Republic’s destructive activities at home and abroad. Many of the activities highlighted have occurred recently, while others date back to the early days of the revolution. As this report makes clear, the one constant is that the Iranian regime will do whatever it takes to maintain its ... Read More»

EU-U.S. Cyber Dialogue Joint Elements Statement

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC October 16, 2018   Begin text: On the occasion of the fifth meeting of the EU-U.S. Cyber Dialogue in Brussels on 10 September 2018, the European Union (EU) and United States reaffirmed their strong partnership in favour of a global, open, stable and secure cyberspace where the ... Read More»

Attorney General Sessions Delivers a Statement on Behalf of the United States at the London Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference 2018

London United Kingdom Thursday, October 11, 2018 Remarks as prepared for delivery Thank you, Foreign Secretary, Your Royal Highnesses, Excellencies‎, ladies and gentlemen. On behalf of President Donald Trump, I would like to express our nation’s sincerest appreciation to Her Majesty’s Government for hosting this important conference, and for the leadership of the Royal family. ... Read More»

73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly

(updated at 09:30 BST, September 27) On Wednesday, September 26, President Donald J. Trump President, accompanied by Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo, will convene a UN Security Council meeting on counter-proliferation. The President’s remarks will be streamed on .  Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan will participate in the Global Counter Terrorism Forum Ministerial ... Read More»

U.S. Department of Labor releases Reports on Child Labor and Forced Labor around the World

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today released two reports that shine a spotlight on child labor and forced labor in nations around the world: the eighth edition of the List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor and the 17th annual edition of the Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor. These reports, ... Read More»

Coordinator for Counterterrorism Nathan A. Sales on the Release of the Country Reports on Terrorism 2017

Special Briefing Nathan A. Sales Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator for Counterterrorism Via Teleconference September 19, 2018   Country Reports on Terrorism 2017 ( MR PALLADINO: Thank you. Hello, everyone. This is Robert Palladino. Thank you so much for joining us for today’s call. Today’s call is on the record. And I also want to note that both the call and the ... Read More»

Statement from the President on the National Biodefense Strategy and National Security Presidential Memorandum

The White House Statements & Releases September 18, 2018 Today, I have taken action to better protect the American people by releasing a National Biodefense Strategy and signing a National Security Presidential Memorandum (NSPM) that will strengthen our Nation’s defenses against biological threats to health and safety. The implementation of these actions will promote a ... Read More»

International Day of Democracy

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC September 15, 2018 On this International Day of Democracy, the United States reaffirms its unwavering belief in democracy as the form of government with the greatest capacity to advance peace, prosperity, and security, and to safeguard the universal human rights, fundamental freedoms, and dignity of every person. ... Read More»

The Assad Regime/Russia – Disinformation

U.S. Embassy London Media Note The Assad Regime/Russia – Disinformation September 12, 2018   The Assad regime and Russia continue to falsely accuse the White Helmets through a massive disinformation campaign, leaving its volunteers at significant risk. The White Helmets are a humanitarian organization that has saved thousands of lives and continues to save civilian ... Read More»

First Naturalization Ceremony at the new U.S. Embassy London

On Tuesday, August 21,  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services  (USCIS) held a special naturalization ceremony at the Embassy. Many members of the Embassy community joined in to witness this special event – the first naturalization ceremony to be held at the new London Embassy. The only people who can naturalize overseas are active duty members of the U.S. military during ... Read More»

North Korean Regime-Backed Programmer Charged With Conspiracy to Conduct Multiple Cyber Attacks and Intrusions

A criminal complaint was unsealed today charging Park Jin Hyok (박진혁; a/k/a Jin Hyok Park and Pak Jin Hek), a North Korean citizen, for his involvement in a conspiracy to conduct multiple destructive cyberattacks. Read More»

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Your Vote Counts! Did you know that many U.S. elections for House and Senate seats have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters? All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot ... Read More»

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Edinburgh

Location: Throughout Scotland and U.S. Consulate General Edinburgh Event: Several demonstrations are being planned surrounding the visit of the President of the United States to Scotland on July 13 and July 14, 2018. Several of the events are expected to attract large crowds and there will be road closures in connection with those events. Demonstrations ... Read More»

UK Delegation Gears Up For 2018 SelectUSA Investment Summit

The U.S. Embassy London announced today that the UK delegation heads to Washington D.C. to participate in the SelectUSA Investment Summit, June 20-22, 2018. The Investment Summit, hosted by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, is the highest profile event to connect global companies and U.S. economic development organizations to facilitate foreign direct investment in the ... Read More»

SelectUSA – 7 Days Until Showtime

After months of planning and collaboration, the 2018 SelectUSA Investment Summit will kick off just one week from today – and yes, there’s still time to register. The premier foreign direct investment (FDI) event in the United States will bring together international business investors and economic development organizations from all corners of the country to ... Read More»

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s Remarks on the United Kingdom National Day

On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I offer congratulations to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the people of the United Kingdom as they celebrate Her Majesty’s 92nd birthday on June 9. Queen Elizabeth II remains a beloved global symbol of stability and peace. Her leadership inspires the enduring strength ... Read More»

SelectUSA’s $30 Billion Impact on the U.S. Economy

Since 2007, the SelectUSA program has worked with thousands of clients to support job-creating Foreign direct investment in the United States. In June the SelectUSA team hit a major milestone, having now facilitated more than $30 billion in client-verified business investment projects. Read More»

Infosecurity Europe

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From January 2017 through May 2018, the U.S. Government has taken action to support the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks. These measures enhance privacy protections while ensuring that American and European businesses can continue to deliver innovative products and services across the Atlantic. Read More»

In England, royal wedding has an American accent

In a country that prides itself on royal history and traditions, the wedding of American actress Meghan Markle to Britain’s Prince Harry promises something distinctly new: several American touches. They’ll be unmistakable both during the May 19 nuptials in St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle and at the glittering banquet afterward for 600 guests. Read More»

Raremark Finds Opportunity with SelectUSA

European medical technology company Raremark joined SelectUSA on an investment mission to make contacts and find opportunities in Austin, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh. The company made contacts with key decision makers to help with its U.S. expansion plans. Founder Julie Walters talks about the opportunities afforded by the trip:     Read More»

U.S. Embassy’s Women in STEM Engagement: A Day with An Aspiring Science Diplomat

The first Saudi woman to combine the fields of medicine and diplomacy, Dr. al Shouli was inspired by the Science Diplomacy conference to one day represent her country as a female science minister. Read More»

We can help you connect with U.S. suppliers at JEC World 2018

Are you a UK company attending JEC World 2018?  If yes, then we can help you connect with U.S. suppliers at JEC World 2018. Event Dates  JEC World 2018 March 6-8, 2018 Paris, France JEC World is the largest event in the world for composite materials and technologies.  It is the international meeting place for ... Read More»

Embassy London is open for visa and passport appointments

Scheduled passport and visas services, and emergency services for U.S. citizens, will continue at U.S. Embassy London and our consulates during the U.S. government shutdown. We will not be updating this website regularly, except in the event of an emergency. Please visit for updates. Read More»

Secretary Tillerson to Travel to London, Paris, Davos, and Warsaw

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Limited Consular Services from December 15-18, 2017

Consular services at the U.S. Embassy in London and the U.S. Consulate General in Edinburgh will be severely limited from Friday, December 15 through Monday, December 18, 2017, due to maintenance of our computer systems. During this time, the consular sections in London and Edinburgh will be unable to issue U.S. passports, even in emergency ... Read More»

Registration is OPEN for the 2018 SelectUSA Investment Summit

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that registration is now OPEN for for the 2018 SelectUSA Investment Summit. The 2018 SelectUSA Investment Summit will take place on June 20-22, 2018, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center near Washington. The goal is to connect global business leaders with U.S. states and their economic development organizations (EDOs) ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Possible Protests

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Europe Travel Alert

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season. U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals and events. This Travel Alert expires on January 31, 2018. Recent, widely-reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Finland demonstrate that the ... Read More»

Statement on Northern Ireland Power-Sharing Talks

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Making a special bond even stronger

Americans will always have a special bond with the people of Northern Ireland.   That is only natural. We have a long shared history. It was men and women from Northern Ireland who laid the very foundations of my country. Today millions of Americans proudly trace their family trees back to this region - Ambassador Johnson's ... Read More»

72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly

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U.S. Pavilion at DSEI 2017

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Remarks by Secretary Mattis at an Honor Cordon Welcoming U.K. Secretary of State for Defense Fallon to the Pentagon

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The United States Urges Establishment of a Power-Sharing Government in Northern Ireland

Press Statement by Heather Nauert U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Washington, DC 05 July 2017 The United States regrets that the political parties in Northern Ireland have not yet reached an agreement to establish a power-sharing regional government following elections in March. We urge the region’s two largest parties, the Democratic Unionist Party and Sinn Fein, ... Read More»

Happy Birthday, America!

This year the U.S, Embassy London and Consulates celebrated the Declaration of Independence a little earlier than usual. Check out the photos on Flickr from the Embassy’s Independence Day party at Winfield House , the official U.S. Ambassador’s residence in London! We also created a 360-degree video of the fireworks –  you can rotate the view using the control in the top-left ... Read More»

Here’s a free poster for the 4th of July

The United States marks its Independence Day on July 4, the day in 1776 when representatives of the 13 American colonies voted to adopt the Declaration of Independence. “We hold these truths to be self-evident,” the declaration proclaims. Among them: that all people are created equal, that governments derive their power from the consent of ... Read More»

State Department releases 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report

On 26 June 2017 the U.S. State Department released the 2017 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report. It is the U.S. Government’s principal diplomatic tool to engage foreign governments on human trafficking. It is also the world’s most comprehensive resource of governmental anti-human trafficking efforts and reflects the U.S. Government’s commitment to global leadership on this ... Read More»

Secretary Tillerson Official Travel to London

U.S. Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson will make his first official visit to London on Friday, May 26th, to meet with Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and extend condolences for the May 22 terrorist attack in Manchester on behalf of the American people to the British people and Her Majesty’s Government. Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update on Incident at Manchester Arena

23 May 2017 Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update on Incident at Manchester Arena (updated at 13:55 BST) The U.S. Embassy in London informs U.S. citizens of a major incident that occurred on the night of May 22 at Manchester Arena in Manchester.  U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the area, heed instructions from UK ... Read More»

New Embassy Benefits

One of the primary goals of Kieran Timberlake’s design is to demonstrate exceptional environmental leadership that is at or beyond the leading edge of practice when the building is completed. The design team established the following goals above and beyond the already stringent requirements established by the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations for the New ... Read More»

Europe Travel Alert

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout Europe.  This Travel Alert was updated on May 1, 2017 and expires on September 1, 2017. Recent, widely-reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom demonstrate that the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS or Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, ... Read More»

Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace: The Doughboys exhibition in Grosvenor Square

April 6 marks the 100th Anniversary of the U.S. entry into WWI.  Standing side by side, the U.S. and the UK have fought together in nearly every war since WWI.  More than two million American soldiers, or Doughboys as they were known, served in Europe during the war. In commemoration, on  April 6 2017 the U.S. Embassy is ... Read More»

Appointment of Heather Nauert as State Department Spokesperson

The Department of State is pleased to welcome Heather Nauert as the new State Department Spokesperson. Nauert 's media comes to the Department with more than 15 years of experience as an anchor and correspondent covering both foreign and domestic news and events, including the 9-11 terror attacks, the war in Iraq, and the genocide ... Read More»

Remarks by Secretary of State Tillerson at a Press Availability in Italy

The United States priority in Syria and Iraq remains the defeat of ISIS.  We are calling on our G7 partners to sustain the fight against ISIS well after the liberation of Mosul and Raqqa.  Whether in Iraq and Syria, online, or on the ground in other countries, we must eliminate ISIS.  G7 support will be ... Read More»

U.S. Humanitarian Assistance in Response to the Syrian Crisis

Fact Sheet U.S. State Department Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration 05 April 2017   The sobering news of March 30 that the number of refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria has topped five million is a devastating reminder of the urgent need for continued humanitarian assistance from across the international community. Maintaining its steadfast ... Read More»

Centenary of U.S. Involvement in World War I

U.S. Embassy London will commemorate the centennial of our nation entering World War I throughout 2017. We invite the public to join us in educational programs, art exhibitions, remembrance activities, and outreach events to honor the sacrifices of the past, to highlight our Special Relationship, and to stand #sidebyside in securing a peaceful future. The ... Read More»

Joint Press Conference with Secretary Mattis and Secretary Fallon in London, England

On behalf of the American people, I thank the people of this country for being with us to confront our foes. If necessary, we will follow them to the ends of the Earth to stop their mayhem. Britain’s global leadership role is as needed today as at any time in history. In the words of ... Read More»

2017 SelectUSA Investment Summit

2017 SelectUSA Investment Summit: Registration is Open! Save the date for the 2017 SelectUSA Summit, from June 18-20, 2017 in Washington, DC.  Registration is now OPEN! Further information is available on the SelectUSA website .   Participants networking in SelectUSA 2016 entry hall We’re thrilled to announce that registration is open for the fourth SelectUSA Investment Summit in ... Read More»

Statement by Secretary of State Tillerson on the Attack in London

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Statement By U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson March 22, 2017 On the Attack in London On behalf of the United States, I express my condolences to the victims and their families. The American people send their thoughts and prayers to the people of the United Kingdom. We ... Read More»

State Department on the Passing of Northern Ireland’s Martin McGuiness

State Department on the Passing of Northern Ireland’s Martin McGuiness 21 March 2017   “First, we were saddened to learn of the passing of Martin McGuiness. As deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, McGuiness worked to make the power sharing in government a cornerstone of consolidating peace and building prosperity in the region. In making ... Read More»

Statement by the Press Secretary on President Trump’s Travel to Brussels and NATO Meetings

Statement by the Press Secretary on President Trump’s Travel to Brussels and NATO Meetings THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary March 21, 2017   President Donald J. Trump will travel to Brussels, Belgium, for the May 25, 2017, meeting of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Heads of State and Government. NATO Secretary ... Read More»

Remarks by Vice President Pence to the American Ireland Fund National Gala

“So here’s to Ireland.  Here’s to the United States of America.  Here’s to our shared heritage, and here’s to the confident, confident hope that the ties between our people and the Irish people will only grow and expand as the years go on to the betterment of our people and the world.”   Remarks by ... Read More»

RAF Club- The Special Relationship

And I’m confident that it will be Britain and America, as we have done for a century and more, working together as leaders in the international community to help find the answers to these pressing questions. The commitment to that shared future could not be more concrete than the magnificent new Embassy building that is ... Read More»

Register and Request Your Ballot for 2017 Elections, including Special Elections

Just voted in November? Still traveling or living overseas? You should register and request your absentee ballot to vote again in 2017 to ensure your election office knows where to send your ballot for any upcoming special elections for federal office. Some states are also holding gubernatorial or other statewide elections this year. The Federal Voting Assistance ... Read More»

President Trump and Prime Minister May’s Opening Remarks

The special relationship between our two countries has been one of the great forces in history for justice and for peace.  And, by the way, my mother was born in Scotland — Stornoway — which is serious Scotland. The White House Office of the Press Secretary 27 January 2017 Original source: President Donald J. Trump: ... Read More»

The Art of Resilience Exhibition, January 2017

U.S. Embassy London Cultural Affairs Office 18 January 2017 4.9 million Syrians are documented refugees; another 6.6 million are displaced within Syria.  Beyond these statistics of struggle and strife are stories of great courage, contribution, and creativity that serve as a testament to the spirit and strength of the Syrian people. The Art of Resilience ... Read More»

U.S. Government Statement on Northern Ireland

U.S. Government Statement on Northern Ireland 17 January 2017   The United States’ remains committed to supporting a more peaceful and prosperous Northern Ireland.  To this end, we urge all political parties to focus on quickly finding a way forward to the resumption of stable devolved governance.  We also encourage civil society leaders to continue ... Read More»

The Presidential Inauguration, Senate Confirmations

News 12 January 2017  What you didn’t know about Senate confirmations  Several of President-elect Trump’s nominees for top Cabinet posts are in the spotlight as the Senate has started holding confirmation hearings in advance of the January 20 presidential inauguration. Rex Tillerson, Trump’s pick for secretary of state, for example, appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on January 11 and took ... Read More»

European Healthcare Startup Investment Mission to the U.S.

A 5 day tour through three major American cities with strong healthcare markets, connecting participants to potential partners, customers, and industry leaders.   About the program A 5 day tour through three major American cities with strong healthcare markets, connecting participants to potential partners, customers, and industry leaders. Tour includes workshops, meetings and networking opportunities ... Read More»

DS-160 & Uploading a Photograph

Applicants have reported that they are experiencing problems when uploading a photograph to the DS-160. The confirmation photo page indicates that they have not uploaded a photo, even though on the preceding page they have received the message that their photo has successfully been uploaded. If you are experiencing this issue, try the following steps: ... Read More»

To Walk the Earth in Safety 2016

State Department releases 2016 issue of “To Walk the Earth in Safety” report, documenting the United States commitment to conventional weapons destruction. Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC 17 November 2016 “Since 1993, the United States has provided more than $2.6 billion in assistance in more than 95 countries for CWD programs, delivering the expertise and ... Read More»

The Future of the Special Relationship

  Because ultimately the future of our Special Relationship will be in the hands not of politicians or diplomats like me. It resides with you- the students and young people here in the room today. Kings College USA Week: The Future of the Special Relationship Lew Lukens, Deputy Chief of Mission Great Hall, King’s College ... Read More»

The 2016 U.S. Election is just a few days away!

The 2016 U.S. Election is just a few days away. This is a reminder that the U.S. Embassy is NOT a polling place; do not come to the U.S. Embassy on Election Day (November 8) to cast your vote. If you are still looking to vote in this year’s election, it may not be too ... Read More»

Are you a Chinese passport holder with 10-year B1/B2, B1 or B2 (visitor) visa?

Beginning November 29, 2016, Chinese passport holders with 10-year B1/B2, B1 or B2 (visitor) visas are required to enroll in Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) when traveling to the United States by air or sea carrier or entering by a land port of entry. If you do not have a valid EVUS enrollment, you will ... Read More»

Are you an Overseas Voter who has yet to vote? It is not too late!

With less than 30 days to Election day you can still have a say in who is elected! If you haven’t received your absentee ballot, use the FWAB backup ballot at If you need further information, this handy FWAB overview, explains the process. Click here for further information.   Read More»

#ProudOverseasVoter Final Opportunities to Return Voted Ballots

Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away! Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States.  The majority of states require voted ballots to reach local election officials by the close of polls on Tuesday, November 8.  U.S. citizens who want to participate in ... Read More»

The registration period for DV-2018 opens today, October 4, at noon, EDT

If you are thinking of applying to register for DV-2018, you need to know the facts. The registration period for DV-2018 opens at noon, Eastern Daylight Time, Tuesday, October 4, 2016, and closes at noon, Eastern Standard Time, Monday, November 7, 2016.  You can only register for the program during the registration period.  Be aware ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Recent Robberies in Central London

U.S. Embassy London informs U.S. citizens that the Metropolitan Police have informed the U.S. Embassy of recent robberies and muggings in central London.  In several of the incidents, assailants riding motorbikes have tried to snatch mobile phones, laptops, and valuables from female pedestrians.  If you are a victim, the Metropolitan Police recommend surrendering the requested ... Read More»

Sept 27 is National Voter Registration Day!

Today, National Voter Registration Day, is a great day to share FVAP’s top 5 things U.S. Military and Overseas Citizens need to know to vote absentee. Know that your absentee ballot counts the same as ballots cast at the poll site. All ballots submitted according to State laws are counted in every election. The media ... Read More»

DV-2018 Program: Registration Period is Announced

DV-2018 Program: Online registration for the DV-2018 Program begins on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), and concludes on Monday, November 7, 2016 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT-4). For DV-2018, natives of the following countries are not eligible to apply, because more than 50,000 natives of these ... Read More»

Worldwide Caution, 9 September 2016

As part of the State Department’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about relevant events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Current information suggests that terrorist groups continue to plan attacks in ... Read More»

Important Notice for Diversity Visa (DV) 2017 Entrants

Additional entrants have been added to “selected” status on the Entrant Status Check (ESC) website Please use your unique confirmation number to verify your status. Successful entrants are encouraged to complete the online DS-260 application immediately, so that an interview appointment at the appropriate U.S. Embassy or Consulate can be scheduled. Embassies and consulates ... Read More»

U.S.-UK Alliance & The Future Of The Principled International Order

You see, for decades, the United States and the United Kingdom – and millions of American and British service members – have helped provide the security and uphold the values that have allowed millions upon millions of people around the world to be safe, to raise their children, dream their dreams, and to live lives that are full. ... Read More»

Permanent Resident Card (I-551) Samples

Please Note If you are in possession of an expired Permanent Resident Card (I-551) as shown below, the airlines may allow you to board without penalty provided the card was issued with a 10-year expiration date. Therefore you should check with your airline before  requesting a Transportation Letter . Here are two sample Permanent Resident Cards: Read More»

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOTB)

The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB) was created in 2004 to draw the attention to the violence and discrimination experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexuals, transgender, intersex people and all other people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, and sex characteristics. May 17 was chosen as the day of the event ... Read More»

Magna Carta, 1776 and All That

Ambassador Matthew W. Barzun British Library London, UK AMBASSADOR BARZUN: Good evening … And thank you for that generous introduction, Roly. What an honor it is for me to give the Douglas W. Bryant Lecture, especially on its 20th anniversary. What Roly didn’t say about Doug Bryant was that he lived in the Massachusetts town right ... Read More»

Join the U.S. Commercial Service at the Greater New York Dental Meeting 2015

The U.S. Commercial Service in London is pleased to support the Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM), the largest dental convention in the United States. The 90th meeting in 2014 hosted over 53,000 healthcare professionals from all 50 states and 137 countries including over 18,000 dentists.  Details at » Read More»

The ‘Why’ keeps Silicon Valley

As Britain gathered to #WalkTogether in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the 7/7 bombings in London, U.S. Ambassador Matthew Barzun convened a cohort of leading young entrepreneurs in the UK to a morning discussion. In the splendor of the Winfield House Gold Room, Ambassador Barzun quipped that the alliance of youthful disrupters, innovators and ... Read More»

United States. Condemns Attacks in Kabul

We strongly condemn the series of insurgent attacks in Kabul yesterday. These attacks resulted in hundreds of casualties and at least 44 deaths, including children, and demonstrate again the insurgency’s complete disregard for the lives of innocent Afghans. Such actions have no justification. We again call upon the Taliban, other Afghan militant groups, and anyone ... Read More»

Trafficking in Persons (TIP)

7 July 2015 Kerry on 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report “[That is] why this TIP Report needs to be read as a call to action. Governments need to strengthen and enforce the laws that they have on the books, and prosecutors must take pride in turning today’s traffickers into tomorrow’s prisoners.The private sector also needs to be a part of this effort by blowing the ... Read More»

Department of Justice Announces Major Computer Hacking Forum Dismantled

As Part of Coordinated Law Enforcement Efforts in 20 Countries, United States Charges 12 Defendants in Connection with Computer Fraud Conspiracy (This press release originally appeared on the  U.S. Department of Justice website ) The computer hacking forum known as Darkode was dismantled, and criminal charges have been filed in the Western District of Pennsylvania and elsewhere against 12 individuals ... Read More»

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices Secretary Kerry submitted the 2014 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (commonly known as the Human Rights Reports) to the U.S. Congress. The reports, now in their 39th year, are available at and . Mandated by Congress, the Human Rights Reports help inform U.S. government policy and foreign assistance. ... Read More»

Interested in studying at a U.S. university? Come to USA College Day!

USACollegeDay – the largest U.S. university fair in the UK is on 25-26 September in London. If you are considering undergraduate study in the US, USA College Day is not to be missed! At College Day you will have the opportunity to speak with over 180 exhibitors representing universities in the US and educational service ... Read More»

New Embassy – News archive & Timeline

Abbreviations used: CAC = Controlled Access Compound NLE = New London Embassy 2015 December 2015 Topping-out ceremony. November 2015 Internal curtain wall completed for the Pacific forest and Mid Atlantic gardens Curtain Wall installation has moved onto level 8. Raised flooring installation continues levels 1 through 3 The glazing on the CAC’s has started and continues ... Read More»

Investing in the USA

Updated 14 May 2015 Investing in the USA President Obama announced theSelectUSA initiative to showcase the United States as the world’s premier business location and to provide easy access to federal-level programs and services related to business investment. SelectUSA is designed to complement the activities of our states—the primary drivers of economic development in the ... Read More»

Innovative and Useful U.S. Cluster Mapping Tool

16 April 2015 When you think of business and investment opportunities in the United States, where’s the best place to start? America is made up of 50 states plus territories and each location has its own unique economic profile. The U.S. Cluster Mapping Tool, a combined effort of the Harvard Business School and the U.S. ... Read More»

U.S. Aircraft Carrier Theodore Roosevelt and Destroyer Winston S. Churchill To Visit Portsmouth

U.S. Embassy, London March 20, 2015 003-2015 @USAinUKPress  By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Taylor L. Jackson, USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Public Affairs The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) are scheduled to pull in to Portsmouth, U.K., for the first port ... Read More»

U.S. Aircraft Carrier Theodore Roosevelt and Destroyer Winston S. Churchill To Visit Portsmouth

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Public Affairs By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Taylor L. Jackson, USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Public Affairs The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) are scheduled to pull in to Portsmouth, U.K., for the first port visit ... Read More»

Remarks At the Unveiling of Miya Ando’s 9/11 Artwork

17 March 2015 (Ambassador Barzun was at the unveiling of New York artist Miya Ando’s 9/11 artwork at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park London. The artwork is made from the wreckage of the Twin Towers.) (As prepared for delivery) Ambassador Barzun: Peter, thank you for having this artwork commissioned, created and finally consecrated here today. ... Read More»

OBO in London – The New London Embassy

The  Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO)  directs the worldwide overseas building program for the Department of State and the U.S. Government community serving abroad. In concert with other State Department bureaus, foreign affairs agencies, and Congress, OBO sets worldwide priorities for the design, construction, acquisition, maintenance, use, and sale of real properties and the use of sales proceeds. OBO’s mission ... Read More»

The old American Embassy London Chancery Building

As of January 2018 the U.S. Embassy in London is now located in a new building in Nine Elms . History The United States has been associated with Grosvenor Square in London’s Mayfair since the late eighteenth century when John Adams, the first United States Minister to the Court of St. James’s, lived from 1785 to 1788 in the house ... Read More»

State’s Biswal on New Silk Road Post-2014

Remarks by Nisha Desai Biswal Assistant Secretary, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs U.S. Department of State The Woodrow Wilson Center Washington, D.C. As Prepared Thank you Michael for the gracious introduction. It is an honor to speak at the Woodrow Wilson Center, an institution that serves an important and thoughtful role in shaping ... Read More»

U.S. Government Exchange Program

On Thursday, January 15, seven Scottish athletes who participated on a U.S. Government exchange program met with Jamie Hepburn MSP, Minister for Sport, Health Improvement, and Mental Health at the Scottish Government to share their experiences with him.  The group also met the Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament, the Rt. Hon. Tricia Marwick MSP, ... Read More»

2015: The Year to Launch and Scale in the United States

The United Kingdom and Ireland are both home to flourishing tech startups looking for the right opportunities to grow globally.  The United States is the logical target for their expansion, especially given its 320 million consumers, free trade agreements with 20 other markets, and massive market for technology purchases. So how can  SelectUSA , the U.S. ... Read More»

Senior Officials on Kerry’s Meetings in Islamabad, Pakistan

MODERATOR: Okay, so I know it’s late. This is a background briefing reading out the Secretary’s meetings this evening. We will not make this a marathon. We’ll just give a quick overview. QUESTION: Let’s make it a very short sprint. MODERATOR: Excellent. We’ll just give a quick overview and take a few questions — QUESTION: ... Read More»

Department of Defense European Infrastructure Consolidation (EIC) Announcement

The Department of Defense announced today the consolidation of some U.S. infrastructure in Europe, including the return of 15 sites to their host nations.  These actions, taken as part of the European Infrastructure Consolidation (EIC) process, will save the U.S. government approximately $500 million annually.  The Department of Defense also announced the first F-35 basing ... Read More»

Nominate someone to attend a screening of Selma at the U.S. Embassy

We are offering two tickets to attend a screening of Selma at the United States Embassy in London. The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The screening will be on 22nd January ... Read More»

Secretary Kerry’s Remarks at the London Conference on Afghanistan

Thank you very much, all of you, for being here. And thank you for the privilege of being part of this very important conference. And I want to thank Prime Minister Cameron for hosting and, you, President Ghani for cohosting this effort. We saw each other in Brussels. You’ve been on a whirlwind tour, and ... Read More»

HSI-led probe leads to arrest of 2 UK men allegedly linked to pre-release leak of The Expendables 3

LONDON – Two men from northern England have been arrested by authorities in the United Kingdom after a probe initiated by Los Angeles-based special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) linked the pair to the pre-release leak earlier this year of The Expendables 3. The suspects, a 36-year-old man ... Read More»

United States and United Kingdom Law Enforcement Share Forfeited Proceeds

U.S. Embassy, London October 16, 2014 018-14 @USAinUKPress   In 2005, United Kingdom (UK) authorities began a financial investigation targeting a Dubai, UAE-based money laundering network  after drug investigations determined that the organization was providing illicit financial services to multiple, otherwise unrelated, Drug Trafficking Organizations throughout Europe.  This effort evolved into a bilateral joint investigation ... Read More»

Statement by the President on the Results of the Scottish Referendum

Statement by the President on the Results of the Scottish Referendum September 19, 2014 THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE We welcome the result of yesterday’s referendum on Scottish independence and congratulate the people of Scotland for their full and energetic exercise of democracy. Through debate, discussion, and passionate yet ... Read More»

NATO Wales Summit Declaration 2014

Issued by the Heads of State and Government participating in the meeting of the North Atlantic Council in Wales from 4 to 5 September 2014 1. We, the Heads of State and Government of the member countries of the North Atlantic Alliance, have gathered in Wales at a pivotal moment in Euro-Atlantic security. Russia’s aggressive ... Read More»

Wales Summit – NATO’s Changing Role in Afghanistan

NATO’s mission in Afghanistan has been the Alliance’s largest and one of its longest-running military operations, with 50 coalition countries contributing a peak of 140,000 troops over a 13-year campaign.  The United States, together with NATO Allies and partners, support a sovereign, stable, unified, and democratic Afghanistan and will continue our partnership with Afghanistan based ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Media Note: CBRN Security Assistance for Ukraine

On June 30, the United States and Canada hosted a “Chemical, Biological, Nuclear, and Radiological (CBRN) Security Assistance” meeting at the High Commission of Canada in London to discuss Ukraine’s existing CBRN assistance needs. Several members of the Global Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction (Global Partnership), including Ukraine, other ... Read More»

David S. Cohen at the Royal United Services Institute

U.S. Treasury Department Office of Public Affairs LONDON – Good afternoon.  It is a pleasure to join you today to discuss the intersection of transnational organized crime and illicit finance, and to join the conversation about what we can and should be doing to combat this threat. I would especially like to thank the Royal ... Read More»

Ambassador Barzun Meets with Friends and Family of “Cheeki Rafiki” Sailors

20 May 2014 U.S. Embassy, London May 20, 2014 010-14 @USAinUKpress   On Tuesday, May 20, 2014, Ambassador Matthew Barzun met in his office with families and friends of the four missing British sailors. He listened to their concerns, and joined them in welcoming the news that the search has been resumed. The United States Coast ... Read More»

U.S. Air Force Culture & Language Center Prepares General Officers for Deployment

U.S. Embassy, London April 15, 2014 009-14 @USAinUKpress By Jodi L. Jordan Air Force Culture and Language Center Outreach Team MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – Three Air Force general officers will soon assume command in key overseas assignments, and they’ll come to those jobs with a deeper understanding of cross-cultural ... Read More»

UK Delegation from London visits U.S. Aircraft Carrier in Mediterranean

On Monday, 31 March, the Defense Attaché Office (DAO) London hosted a group of 8 Distinguished Visitors from London on a trip to the USS TRUMAN (CVN 75) which was conducting flight operations in the Mediterranean. The group included Labour MP Vernon Coaker, Shadow Secretary of State for Defence, Air Commodore Gary Waterfall, Royal Air ... Read More»

Mary Wilson of The Supremes Sings at Wychwood House

On Wednesday, 26 February 26 2014 singing legend Mary Wilson of The Supremes fame sang a set to invited guests at the the Embassy’s Wynchwood House residence. Guests included Baroness Lawrence, Baroness Benjamin and were invited to honor Black History Month. Mary was presented with a cake to mark her upcoming birthday. Photos of the event are on Flickr .   ... Read More»

U.S. Delegation to the London Conference on The Illegal Wildlife Trade

13 February 2014 U.S. Embassy, London February 11, 2014 005-14 @USAinUKpress   The following are the members of the U.S. Delegation attending the London Conference on The Illegal Wildlife Trade: Anthony West, Associate Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice (Head of Delegation) Cindy Chang, Deputy Chief of Staff to the Associate Attorney General, U.S. Department of ... Read More»

US-UK Law Enforcement Agency Cooperation Results in Arrest of Child Sex Offender

U.S. Embassy, London February 06, 2014 @USAinUKPress 004-14   Office of Public Affairs U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) News Release   LOS ANGELES — An Antelope Valley landscaper is scheduled to make his initial appearance in federal court Tuesday afternoon following his arrest on federal child pornography charges for allegedly generating sexually explicit images of ... Read More»

DHS News Release Re Sentencing of British Sex Offender

U.S. Embassy, London January 30, 2014 @USAinUKPress 003-14   Office of Public Affairs U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) News Release British sex offender sentenced for distributing images of child sex abuse to the United States LONDON – A United Kingdom citizen was convicted and sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison for sexually abusing children ... Read More»

Mars: Latest Results from an Ever-Changing Planet

Dr. Richard Zurek, NASA’s Chief Scientist for the Mars Program at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, stopped by Embassy London on January 17 at the end of a week-long conference at Oxford University on Mars atmospheric research. Dr. Zurek provided an overview of Mars research past, present, and future to an audience of embassy staff, their ... Read More»

A Note on Our New Embassy

17 January 2014 (This article originally appeared on  Ambassador Barzun’s Tumblr ) AMBASSADOR BARZUN: I noticed a few news outlets this week reporting that funding for the construction of our new Embassy building may be removed. As this might cause concern among those excited and invested in the redevelopment of Nine Elms, I wanted to put minds at ... Read More»

World Cup Warm-Up: U.S. Embassy 5 – 2 MPs

To celebrate, the U.S. Embassy in London played a selection of UK MPs with the Embassy running out winners 5-2. The match was officiated by renowned non-retired referee Dermot Gallagher. Members of Parliament in attendance included – Alistair Burt, Stephen Hepburn, Ian Murray, Russell Brown, Karl McCartney, David Burrowes, Greg McClymont, Paul Farrelly, Steve Rotheram, ... Read More»

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USTR Official’s Top Five Things to Know About T-TIP

USTR Official’s Top Five Things to Know About T-TIP  03 Dec 2013 This blog post by Dan Mullaney, assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Europe and the Middle East at the Office of the United States Trade Representative , was published on the State Department website on November 15. There are no republication   restrictions for use by U.S. embassies. ... Read More»

New London Embassy construction site panorama #2

Here is our second panorama photo of the construction site for our new London Embassy, viewed from the East.  Nine Elms Lane is on the right side of the photo. Accommodation and office facilities (green pre-fab buildings in the lower left hand side of the photo) are being erected. There are two stories now and ... Read More»

New London Embassy construction site panorama #1

Here is a panorama photo of the construction site for our new London Embassy, viewed from the East.  Nine Elms Lane is on the right side of the photo. Building works are on-going for the installation of diaphragm walls and production piles. Four (4) test piles are currently under way around the site. A large ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy London remembers the Centenary of the U.S. Entry into WWI with the City of London

Outdoor photo exhibition at the London Guildhall, April 2017. Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace: The Doughboys 1917-18 is an outdoor art exhibition, the latest in an acclaimed series photographed by Michael St. Maur Sheil, which documents the battlefields of the First World War and tells the story of the U.S. entry into WWI. The  exhibition  can ... Read More»

Aerial Views of Nine Elms

These photos present an aerial view of Nine Elms, Battersea. The first (above) is the area as seen from the south-east with the new site highlighted in yellow. A full-size (1000px by 583px) image is available (JPG / 160Kb, opens in new window) The second aerial view includes renders of the new London Embassy and new surrounding buildings, looking downstream ... Read More»

New Design Unveiling

Ambassador Louis B. Susman Announcement of Winning Architect for Design of New U.S. Embassy   AMB SUSMAN: Good afternoon. I would like to welcome the press to an exciting moment in the history of the U.S. Embassy in London. Today we take an important step forward toward creating a new United States Embassy – a ... Read More»

New Embassy Design Concept

Winning design concept   As Prepared by KieranTimberlake KieranTimberlake’s concept for the New London Embassy is the result of their efforts to resolve, in architectural terms, what an embassy aspires to be and what present realities dictate it must do. The expressive challenge is to give form to the core beliefs of our democracy – transparency, openness, ... Read More»
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